Statement from Councilmember Nadeau on Excessive Use of Force by Metro PD Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, June 24, 2019 “I reached out to Metro Transit Police Chief Pavlik and have heard back from him. I appreciate that they have launched an investigation. In the meantime, I’ve seen enough to condemn the actions of that officer. The video leaves little doubt in my mind that what happened was unacceptable. According to the Chief, the officer remains on full-duty status. His actions have harmed a member of the public, and at the very least he should be removed from contact with the public while the investigation is ongoing. Although this happened in Ward 1, it could have happened anywhere in the Metro system and that’s something all of our leaders across the region should be concerned about.”
Last week, the Council took an important vote on the budget that will set the direction for DC’s spending next year. It contains some significant wins for Ward 1 and on my priorities of addressing homelessness, supporting small businesses, building affordable housing, and keeping our communities safe. Below are highlights, but please feel free to get in touch with my office if you would like more detail on funded items.